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2017-09-01 08:46:20
Re Guinness GAA Ad
Fair play Simon. Careful now though, you risk being contacted by Game of Thrones fans looking for confirmation of filming locations around the North. But perhaps the Tourist Board have trumpeted Binevenagh and other locations enough at this stage.

I'm interested to see yet another beguiling glen on the northside of Dingle, as I have cause to be in the area from time to time and my companions don't always enjoy a torturous ascent. Glentenassig is perhaps one of the best family walk locations on the peninsula, with the boardwalk around the lake making an easy stroll for all abilities.

Further west, there is parking and a trail to facilitate even a toddler's trek towards loch an duin, but Glenahoo is more restrictive parking wise, what a pity (or a blessing to others).

I hear talk that Curaheen in the Slieve Mish is possibly the longest glacial valley in the country, yet very infrequently visited. And of course Derrymore Glen.

What surprises me most is that so few Tralee people ever venture out that way.

Anyone visiting the area might be interested in the attached link I came across from the local tourist office. Surprisingly, it also includes a detailed description of a traverse of the Faha Ridge!

2017-09-01 08:43:29
The accidental track 'bump' and a new club...
Folks, I wanted to put a link to that Nephin Challenge track up on FB but the pictures/text were all over the place, so I edited the post and it then showed on the first page on MV.

A few of us have got together to form a new club that offers members strenuous walks on the mountains all around Ireland. The less walked the area, the better. One a month to start with and let's see where it takes us.

The MI application is gone in with the list of 10 full members so we'll be affiliated to them. We don't see a need for a website at present but we're on the BookFace @ https://www.facebook.com/Na-Sl%C3%A9ibhte-Hillwalking-Club-164843447401113/

You'll be able to tell the grandkids you were around for the birth Na Sléibhte Hillwalking Club ;-)
2017-08-28 19:54:22
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Re Guinness GAA Ad
Bunsen7, interesting view all right. I reckon you are correct. Here are two views of the road. The upper one is a simulation from Google Earth very definitely from a road SE of Castlegregory, the lower a still from the video.

As a simulation the upper one relies on pretty a height model of the earth to construct the exact outline of the summits. Given that they are probably using SRTM (a height measurement every 91m north-south and about 56m east-west at our latitude) this doesn't show anything like the height detail for the ridge above Arraglen or the vegetation.
However the two pictures are very similar in general layout, in extent of vegetation beside the road, in the ditch to the right of the road but not the left and various other things.
2017-08-28 12:18:33
Guinness GAA Ad
From what I can tell, the wonderful mountain landscape shown at the very start of this clip currently on TV is above the road from Castlegregory towards Glantennassig. The reference is to Castlegregory GAA.

The sharp pointed ridge appears to be above Arraglen lake and is a spur to the east of Stradbally Mtn, but is suggesting a prominence from this angle that is not evident on maps.

Looks splendid. I assume Dromavally is behind but interested to know if I'm wrong, wherever it is, they got a great day for it.

2017-08-25 12:47:16
Scrambles in Ulster and Connacht
Hi Peter,
Yes, found it now, my tablet sometimes has trouble downloading the newsletter for reasons I don't understand. I completely agree with your review, the guide is a very welcome addition to the info available, lots of fun things to do. Hope a southern one is under way too.
2017-08-25 07:04:26
Bust Sperrins tranquility for huge windfarm?
The six counties of Northern Ireland have, like any area of the same size on the island of Ireland a mixture of mountain areas. There's the famous Mournes, perhaps the best east coast mountain area in Ireland - compact, rugged and just great. But also crowded. If you want peace and quiet with mountains over 600m in Northern Ireland then you'll head to the Sperrins.

Unfortunately there are plans to build a huge windfarm there, the largest in Northern Ireland, seriously damaging the unique quietness of the place.

There is a huge distinction between objecting to all windfarms which is quite unreasonable since they are very beneficial environmentally. But not in every case and not in places of unique landscape, recognised as the Sperinns are, as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Mountaineering Ireland have put in a submission about this:
2017-08-24 21:07:17
Mountainviews Members Meet 2017
Like to meet up and walk with other 'Mountainviewers'? Why not join us on Saturday 7th October in Mayo to tackle the Corranabinia Horseshoe ( see track 3551 ). For details contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
Peter Walker
2017-08-24 20:05:50
Scrambles in Ulster and Connacht
Hi IainT,

There was a (positive!) review of Alan's book in last month's newsletter. I had great fun doing the fieldwork for the review, and I look forward to it scaring me silly on many occasions in the future.
2017-08-24 16:01:04
Scrambling guide to Ulster and Connacht
Maybe I missed it but I haven't seen a mention of Alan Tees's recent guide fo scrambles and easy rock climbs in the northern half of Ireland (available as either a paper book or a download). Loads of good adventures in it, from things that are mainly walks (e.g. Fair Head) to Severe rock climbs (e.g. FM in the Mournes). The obvious classics such as Carrot Ridge, the north side of Mweelrea and the NW ridge of Errigal are included, but he has got well off the beaten track too, and there are some great coastal scrambles (Achill Head, Malin Head). Rock climbs get detailed descriptions, but on the scrambles you are left to find your own way to a fair extent. Alan is clear that the book is aimed at experienced mountaineers, but others might have liked a bit more info. I did the Lamagan Slabs route last week and only worked out how what I did related to his route afterwards (thoroughly enjoyed it though). Inevitably there are a few gaps - Alan is Donegal based so Connemara gets a bit short changed, with nothing in the Maum Turks, for instance (not even the B. Mhairg slabs). That said, there's lots of variety, nice pics to whet your appetite and enough to keep adventure seekers occupied for some time to come. It's certainly added quite a few things to my hitlist! Nice job Alan, now somebody needs to do a South-west one (Con Moriarty?).
2017-08-15 21:06:35
Windphone project destroyed
The Wind Phone art project in the Dublin Mountains has been destroyed


. It appears to be a strong statement by those against the idea

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Summit Comment
Rosgalliv Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
For the Mountain View members who will be joining Liz50 for her walk on 7/10/17 why not get there a few minutes earlier in order to visit this small hill with its Megalithic Tomb . Parking is avai...

Forum: General
in yer pants ....
BleckCra 3 days ago.
I turn my attention to mountainviews.ie. So much for focus.I see that its English translation of Irish hill names remains - and in remaining, (for the Mountains of Mourne at least) .... , remains ...

Summit Comment
Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
The summit area with its hill fort and views across the bay.

Spanish Sierra Nevada: Mulahacen
Onzy 4 days ago.
Route to Mulahacen from Alto del Chorillo returning on a lower track to the west. Route takes in both Mulahacen I and I walk, Len: 12.7km, Climb: 782m, Area: Unid, Unid ()

Summit Comment
Gubacarrigan: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
Your options for parking are numerous but a lay-by is located at L7648192513. It only takes a few minutes to reach the cliff edge and on to the summit but as evident from the tracts along the edge...

Lanigans Ball and the Slieve Mish Mountains
GSheehy 4 days ago.
?What in the name of Jaysus are you on about with your ?Lanigan?s Ball??? ?This is hillwalking lad. Not danc walk, Len: 27.3km, Climb: 1557m, Area: Caherbla, Slieve Mish (Ireland) Caherb

Forum: Suggestions
Change to Local 100
simon3 3 days ago.
The Local 100 list and completing it is one of the most popular lists that MV has. It allows the time-poor to get out and do some interesting hillwalking but with minimal travel time. It encourage...

Summit Comment
Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
Parking where appropriate make your way the short distance along the foreshore to L9531390160 where ascent to the hill exists as shown in the photo. You will encounter a small stone drinking well ...

Le Taillon via la Brèche de Roland
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 16.1km, Climb: 1013m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

Spanish Sierra Nevada: La Alcazaba
Onzy 4 days ago.
Route to La Alcazaba (3,369m). walk, Len: 16.6km, Climb: 1143m, Area: Unid, Unid ()

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Claggan Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
Although the trig is clearly visible from where i parked for Roscahill a double fence lies in wait from there. Easy access is via the field gate located at L9409289344 with ample parking 50 meters...

Forum: General
Go easy on Gates
melohara a week ago.
Please be conscious of damage that may be caused to farm gates when climbing over them. I recently met a very friendly and hospitable farmer who welcomed my rambling over his hills despite him hav...

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